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A double header heading our way. Can't wait.....

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Last ear's qualy highlights to refresh the mood.Also pay attention to Q3 where Mercedes had done something unusual.

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Last season, Portimao was the circuit where Mercedes had the biggest pace advantage over Red Bull anywhere. Hamilton was about 6 tenths per lap faster than Verstappen on average and finished 35 seconds in front.

I’m expecting a Red Bull pole and Mercedes win.

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Should be an exciting Mercedes Vs. Red Bull showdown at Portimao:
https://racingnews365.com/will-portimao ... r-red-bull
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A 2nd DRS zone has been added after turn 4.

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I like the track because it has a lot of character but even more so because cars can overtake.

Putting my Hamilton hat on now, even though the Red Bull is ultimately the quickest car, which we see in qualifying, having better tyre wear should give Hamilton fair chance of winning the race on a track were you can actually overtake.
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Love this circuit, it's great to see it back again for this year. Hopefully it can be a permanent fixture.

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UnlikeUday wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:17 pm
A 2nd DRS zone has been added after turn 4.

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I also think the existing DRS zone has been shortened, which is probably a good thing as it was too easy to pass last year down the main straight. Hopefully they haven't overcompensated though.

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JN23 wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:58 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:17 pm
A 2nd DRS zone has been added after turn 4.

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I also think the existing DRS zone has been shortened, which is probably a good thing as it was too easy to pass last year down the main straight. Hopefully they haven't overcompensated though.
Ah that perhaps reduces Hamilton's chance of a win then.
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Good thing the entire weekend will be dry.
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Turns 1, 4 & 15 will be monitored closely for track limit violations. Last year, in the first 2 sessions alone, 125 laps were deleted for going off track.

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UnlikeUday wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:49 pm
Turns 1, 4 & 15 will be monitored closely for track limit violations. Last year, in the first 2 sessions alone, 125 laps were deleted for going off track.

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Seeing this graphic, it reminds me a lot of the Spanish GP!

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Seeing this graphic, it reminds me a lot of the Spanish GP!
It's like the Spanish GP if the Spanish GP was good.
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It'll be interesting to see if Mercedes still has an advantage on Red Bull here in pace this season. If indeed they actually have a general disadvantage instead, it's possible the pace will be more equal.

Personally, I expect Mercedes to have a slight advantage rather than the crushing one of last season, but perhaps I'm being optimistic.
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Turns 1, 4 & 15 will be monitored closely for track limit violations. Last year, in the first 2 sessions alone, 125 laps were deleted for going off track.

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Every time I hope they'll monitor track violations everywhere, and every time it's a seemingly random handful of corners again...
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Has there been any reports of upgrades for Merc/Red Bull this weekend?

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JN23 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:54 pm
Has there been any reports of upgrades for Merc/Red Bull this weekend?
Yes but to Ferrari & Red Bull. Last race, Mercedes got upgrades for stabilizing their back end.

Ferrari have got a new cape on their car whereas Red Bull have brought modifications to their brake ducts which will supposedly help in warming up of their tyres.

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I did find a few pics showing upgrades on Red Bull:

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UnlikeUday wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:49 pm
Turns 1, 4 & 15 will be monitored closely for track limit violations. Last year, in the first 2 sessions alone, 125 laps were deleted for going off track.

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https://www.racefans.net/2021/04/29/ker ... s-in-2020/
I might be being stupid here, but the cars don’t look to be anywhere near the edge of the track at turn 15. Seems an odd place to single out for track limits.

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FP1 done:

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Don't do that, Valtteri - don't give us hope that you'll finally be in the mix again only to finish a distant P2/P3.

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Mazepin about 2.3 secs slower than Schumacher....... :lol:
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Don't know how many knew drivers can change upto 8 new exhaust systems for the current year running!

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UnlikeUday wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:55 am
Mazepin about 2.3 secs slower than Schumacher....... :lol:
Yeah, cos Mick had some time at a simulator... Apparently!

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FP2 delayed by 10 mins due to fixing of loose drain covers.

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Someone plz ask the organic gardener to retire and GTFO

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schumilegend wrote:
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Someone plz ask the organic gardener to retire and GTFO
???

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Siao7 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:31 pm
schumilegend wrote:
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Someone plz ask the organic gardener to retire and GTFO
???
Schumilegend is talking about Vettel, who has an interest in sustainable farming.

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FP2 done:

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Alpine & Alonso looking good.
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JN23 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:33 pm
Siao7 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:31 pm
schumilegend wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:56 pm
Someone plz ask the organic gardener to retire and GTFO
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Schumilegend is talking about Vettel, who has an interest in sustainable farming.
Ah, thank you. It went "woosh"!!

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Sainz faster than Leclerc.

Russell making sure that Williams is not to be ignored anymore.

Vettel is running out of excuses.

Daniel is doing better.

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Siao7 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Sainz faster than Leclerc.

Russell making sure that Williams is not to be ignored anymore.

Vettel is running out of excuses.

Daniel is doing better.
I hope Sainz can make his pace count when it matters this weekend. Didn’t nail it in Bahrain Q3 and disappointingly missed Q3 in Imola.

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Lap times from FP2:

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JN23 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:07 pm
Siao7 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Sainz faster than Leclerc.

Russell making sure that Williams is not to be ignored anymore.

Vettel is running out of excuses.

Daniel is doing better.
I hope Sainz can make his pace count when it matters this weekend. Didn’t nail it in Bahrain Q3 and disappointingly missed Q3 in Imola.
Yeah, I mean it was only FP2. Still, didn't expect it.

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Siao7 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:42 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:55 am
Mazepin about 2.3 secs slower than Schumacher....... :lol:
Yeah, cos Mick had some time at a simulator... Apparently!
And Nikita is only given a PS1 and a copy of Formula 1 Arcade, to practice on.....
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Asphalt_World wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:53 pm
Siao7 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:42 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:55 am
Mazepin about 2.3 secs slower than Schumacher....... :lol:
Yeah, cos Mick had some time at a simulator... Apparently!
And Nikita is only given a PS1 and a copy of Formula 1 Arcade, to practice on.....
Well it's better than nothing.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCgzirlX-aM

Vettel stopping in the wrong pit box!

However, what bothers me more is how bad the official F1 channel is getting. This literally looks like something a random person has filmed on their phone in portrait and looks very out of place here.

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Some data from yesterday:

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:02 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCgzirlX-aM

Vettel stopping in the wrong pit box!

However, what bothers me more is how bad the official F1 channel is getting. This literally looks like something a random person has filmed on their phone in portrait and looks very out of place here.
Whether the official F1 channel is getting terrible or not is irrelevant - this has no bearing on the format of this video. This is a YouTube short, and only portrait videos can be uploaded as YouTube shorts. It's YouTube's attempt to make a TikTok competitor for short form content and they have confusingly mixed it in with their regular content creating this confusion. But that's a YouTube decision, not the channel creators.

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Alienturnedhuman wrote:
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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:02 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCgzirlX-aM

Vettel stopping in the wrong pit box!

However, what bothers me more is how bad the official F1 channel is getting. This literally looks like something a random person has filmed on their phone in portrait and looks very out of place here.
Whether the official F1 channel is getting terrible or not is irrelevant - this has no bearing on the format of this video. This is a YouTube short, and only portrait videos can be uploaded as YouTube shorts. It's YouTube's attempt to make a TikTok competitor for short form content and they have confusingly mixed it in with their regular content creating this confusion. But that's a YouTube decision, not the channel creators.
Well, fair enough that it isn't this channel though, but i still can only say cropping or filming this sport in portrait is pretty silly. F1 cars are long and flat not tall and thin! Other than people watching on phones, all TVs and monitors are landscape which makes the decision even more strange.

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